– BMW R18cruiser launched in India
– Priced at Rs 18.90 lakh (Commonplace) and 21.90 lakh (First Version)
– Powered by the biggest boxer-twin engine ever made
BMW Motorrad has launched the R18 cruiser providing in India. The motorbike is out there in a Commonplace and a First Version variant that are priced at Rs 18.90 lakh and Rs 21.90 lakh, respectively (each costs are ex-showroom).
The BMW R18 is one marvellous wanting machine with a design impressed by the 1965 R5. It will get an extended wheelbase and a low profile, typical of a cruiser. Justifying its retro character are the spherical headlamp with chrome bezel, a teardrop-shaped gas tank, a single-piece seat and a large and chopped rear fender. The chunky, chrome-finished exhausts of the bike actually stand out. For a extra aesthetic drama, there’s the First Version trim with a number of beauty add-ons which additionally will get additional options comparable to hill-start help, heated grips and cornering lights.
One other noteworthy trait of the brand new R18 is its 1,802cc air/oil-cooled engine which is the biggest boxer-twin mill ever made by the German bike maker. It churns out 91bhp of energy and 157Nm of peak torque. Digital aids which come as customary embody ABS, stability management and three using modes – Rain, Rock and Roll. It’s suspended by telescopic forks and a cantilever strut whereas braking is dealt with by twin disc up entrance and a single disc on the rear. The kerb weight of the bike stands at 345kg.
The BMW R18 will go up in opposition to the cruiser choices from Harley-Davidson and Indian Bike whereas it’s going to additionally lock horns with the Ducati Diavel 1260 and the Triumph Rocket 3 GT.